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Apr 24, 2018, 9:46 AM
I love Israeli television. At this time of the year I can watch it for hours. I don’t mean the programs, they prompt me to make a cup of tea or fill the dishwasher. And definitely not the news....
Jan 4, 2018, 10:26 PM
Envy Isn’t Jewish
As a typical Jewish child attending a suburban prep school, I lived through the season just concluded with a certain feeling of envy. Most friends and neighbors were celebrating a big, gaudy holiday season, while I and my Jewish...
Dec 29, 2017, 2:36 PM
The Mideast haven of Israel
I live in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, and it's true: only the Jewish state treats us Christians well
Dec 27, 2017, 4:14 PM
Yesterday, December 26, many countries, notably the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries that were formerly part of the British Empire, celebrated a holiday known as Boxing Day. Many of those who are unfamiliar with the holiday...
Dec 26, 2017, 11:01 AM
A Pyrrhic Victory for the Palestinian Authority
On December 6, 2017, America formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and announced plans to move its Tel Aviv embassy to the City of Gold. On Christmas Eve, Guatemala followed suit and there are...
Dec 25, 2017, 8:48 AM
Pres. Morales's Christmas present
It's not the first time Guatemala has actively supported the Jewish state
Helen Maryles Shankman
Dec 24, 2017, 5:15 PM
A cure for Christmas envy
I loved the glorious tinsel and lights, the bubbly high spirits, the parties, and TV’s endless parade of happy families
Dec 24, 2017, 5:10 PM
Why We Jews Should Share Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with Our Kids
In his recent book, “52 Lessons From A Christmas Carol.” Author Bob Welch takes us back to the mid 1800’s when, thanks to two centuries of Puritan rule, “The Christmas spirit had fizzled across the land.” Welch reports that...
Dec 24, 2017, 2:51 PM
So, is there a problem in celebrating the secular New Year in Jewish law and tradition?
Firstly, if you want to find out the social events going on over the New Year, make sure to check out my IsraelB online community. The question of whether or how we should mark the secular New Year comes up,...
Dec 23, 2017, 10:44 PM
'You shall not oppress a stranger'
Under Trump's doctrine, if you cross the border into the US with your family, the government will take your children